North Carolina Maps: Bibliography

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North Carolina History and Geography

Mobley, Joe A., ed. The Way We Lived in North Carolina. Chapel Hill and Raleigh: University of North Carolina Press and Office of Archives and History, North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources, 2003.

North Carolina. State Dept. of Archives and History, and David Leroy Corbitt. The Formation of North Carolina Counties, 1663-1943. Raleigh: State Dept. of Archives and History, 1969.

Orr, Douglas M., Jr., and Alfred W. Stuart. The North Carolina Atlas: Portrait for a New Century. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2000.

Powell, William S., Jay Mazzocchi. Encyclopedia of North Carolina. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2006.

Powell, William S. North Carolina Through Four Centuries. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1989.

Powell, William S. The North Carolina Gazetteer. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1968.

North Carolina Maps -- General Works

Cobb, Collier. "Some Changes in the North Carolina Coast Since 1585." North Carolina Booklet vol. 4 no. 9 (January 1905).

Cumming, William P. Mapping the North Carolina Coast: Sixteenth Century Cartography and the Roanoke Voyages. Raleigh, N.C.: North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources, 1988.

Cumming, William P. "Naming Carolina." North Carolina Historical Review vol. 22 no. 1 (1945): 34-42.

Cumming, William Patterson, and Louis De Vorsey. The Southeast in Early Maps. 3rd ed. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1998.

Contains an extensive history of the early mapping of the southeastern United States, as well as a descriptive bibliography of maps of the region published through 1775. See the page "Maps in William P. Cumming's The Southeast in Early Maps" for a list of maps available on this site that are described in the Cumming bibliography.

Ford, Worthington C. "Early Maps of Carolina. Geographical Review 16 (1926): 264-273.

Kendall, Henry Plimpton. Early Maps of Carolina and Adjoining Regions, edited by Louis C. Karpinski. Columbia, S.C.: University of South Carolina, 1930.

Ristow, Walter. "State Maps of the Southeast to 1833." Southeastern Geographer vol. 6 (1966): 33-40.

Stephenson, Richard A. and William S. Powell. "Maps." In Encyclopedia of North Carolina. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 2006, pp. 716-718.

Williams, Gregory W., Allen S. Johnson, and North Carolina Wesleyan College. Tar Heel Maps: Colony and State 1590-1995. Rocky Mount, N.C.: North Carolina Wesleyan College Press, 1996.

North Carolina Maps -- Works about Specific Maps

Cumming, William P. "Earliest Permanent Settlement in Carolina: Nathaniel Batts and the Comberford Map." American Historical Review 45 (October 1939): 82-89.

Examination of the reference to Nathaniel Batts, the first permanent European settler in North Carolina, on Nicholas Comberford's 1657 manuscript map, "The south part of Virginia, now the north part of Carolina." The Comberford map is available online in the New York Public Library Digital Gallery.

Cumming, William P. "The Maps of Moseley, Collet, and Mouzon, Early Trails and Roads of the Colonial Period." In Waynick, Capus, North Carolina Maps and their Builders, vol 1. Raleigh, N.C.: Superior Stone Company, 1952, pp. 299-301.

Discusses the development of roads in colonial North Carolina as shown on three important early maps: the 1733 Edward Moseley map, the 1770 John Collet map, and the 1775 Henry Mouzon map.

Cumming, William P. "Wimble's Maps and the Colonial Cartography of the North Carolina Coast." North Carolina Historical Review vol. 46, no. 2 (April 1969), pp. 157-170.

Discusses James Wimble's 1738 map of the North Carolina coast, and a 1733 manuscript map by Wimble.

Dembo, Jonathan. The Mouzon Map (1775). Greenville, N.C.: Joyner Library, East Carolina University, 2001.

Discusses the 1775 Henry Mouzon map of North and South Carolina.

Goree, John Arlin. "Price and Strother, Joshua Potts, and the Evolution of 'A Map of Cape Fear River and its Vicinity.'" North Carolina Historical Review vol. 76 no. 4 (Oct. 1999), pp. 391-409.

Merrens, Roy H. and Paschal, Herbert R. "A Map-Maker's View of Anson County in 1769." North Carolina Historical Review vol. 59 (1982): 271-278.

Describes and reprints a manuscript description of Anson County, written by John Collet in 1769, and also discusses Collet's 1770 map of North Carolina.

"North Carolina." University of North Carolina Magazine vol. 2 no. 1 (February 1853).

Describes Edward Moseley's 1733 map of North Carolina.

Scott, Ralph Lee. "A 'Plausible' Explanation for the Provenance of the 1733 Moseley Maps." Meridian vol. 10 (1996): 15-21.

Stevenson, George. "Pearce, Samuel." In Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, vol. 5 (Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1994).

Biographical sketch of mapmaker and publisher Samuel Pearce. Two maps by Pearce are available on this site.

Thornton, Mary Lindsay. "The Price and Strother First Actual Survey of State of North Carolina." North Carolina Historical Review vol. 41 no. 4 (1964), pp. 477-483.

Discusses the development of the 1808 Price-Strother map of North Carolina.

North Carolina Maps -- Indexes and Bibliographies

Clark, David Sanders. Index to Maps of North Carolina in Books and Periodicals Illustrating the History of the State from the Voyage of Verrazzano in 1524 to 1975. Fayetteville, N.C.: David Sanders Clark, 1976.

Dunleavy, Kathleen Ann. "A Cartobibliography of the Cotten Collection, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Libraries." Master's Paper, School of Library Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1987.

Trimble, Susan M. Index to the Collet Map of North Carolina, 1770. Raleigh, N.C.: North Carolina Division of Archives and History, Historical Publications Section, 1990.

Trimble, Susan M. Index to the Moseley Map of North Carolina, 1733. Raleigh, N.C.: North Carolina Division of Archives and History, Historical Publications Section, 1991.

Trimble, Susan M. Index to the Mouzon Map of North Carolina, 1775. Raleigh, N.C.: North Carolina Division of Archives and History, Historical Publications Section, 1990.

Trimble, Susan M. Index to the Wimble Map of North Carolina, 1738. Raleigh, N.C.: North Carolina Division of Archives and History, Historical Publications Section, 1990.